Thursday, May 27, 2010


Our 2 year anniversary was last week but we did not celebrate it as we would have liked.
Compared to many marriages 2 years is not that long a time but compared to the amount of time either of us has been in a marriage it is a wonderful accomplishment and one worth celebrating. However, as I said we could not celebrate it and while I would love to tell you why, Nathaniel insisted he be the one to explain it to you.

The week leading up to our anniversary Annie had injured her back carrying Nathaniel, nothing serious but annoying. Then throughout the week she kept getting odd chills followed by a fever. It would come and go for short periods. Very perplexing.

Eventually they went away and we were free to party.

However, Friday night the pains returned so Annie went to the doctor Saturday morning. As many general practitioners are she was useless. Annie now had severe back pain, right where her kidney is, and chills and fever. But the doctor told her to come back Sunday morning to take a blood test. Why could she not take the blood test now? Well, because she would have to fast for 12 hours first. A woman breastfeeding a new baby would have to fast for 12 hours. How some people get a degree is beyond me.

So Annie came back home with a clear bill of health and shaking so badly she couldn't function. Her lips were blue, her abdomen was in intense pain and she had a fever of 103. The pain was terrible.

We knew it was a kidney infection but the only thing standing between us and a cure from modern science was the doctor. We threw our arms up in exasperation.

Our worry began in earnest.

Finally we went to urgent care and within 30 minutes Annie's fluids were tested and she was diagnosed with a kidney infection and given the proper antibiotics. All was well.

So Annie was on bed rest the day of our anniversary and we missed it. The first doctor we saw still calls us to tell us we still need to take the blood test. She's a real winner.

Now the only problem we have is Nathaniel's 5 day constipation.


Heather said...

Glad to hear Annie's feeling better!

This post had me rolling. I think your blog makes me laugh out loud more than any other.

Heidi Ashworth said...

That little guy is a great story teller. I am SO sorry Annie had to go through that. There are a lot of doctors out there that shouldn't be . . out there, I mean. They should be in with the crowd, the educated ones, the ones who know what the flip they're doing. sigh . ..

yellow buttercups said...

So sorry Annie got so ill, that's awful. And that extra unnecessary misery--yikes and ugh! AWFUL. Glad Nathaniel explained it so well... wish the doc had had a measure of Nathaniel's wisdom.
Happy Anniversary though and it is a great idea to celebrate now that you are feeling better, so go have fun!